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K. It is not machines that fight each other but
L. Spiritual factors are decisive.
M. The opposite camp has weaker people.
O. Frederick the Great secured final success only
P. Destruction of Poland in the foreground. The
Q. Quick decision because of the season.
R. I shall give a propagandistic cause for starting
P. 156, line 13: It is not machines which fight bat-
P. 156, line 17: *** the spiritual prerequisites
P. 156, line 18: Frederick the Great for years with-
P. 157, line 16: Necessary is * * crushing of the
P. 156, line 24: Greatest speed at the success in the
P. 157, line 16: Necessary is speed of the opera-
P. 157, line 2: The conflict will be set in motion by
U. 80,000,000 people must get what is their right. Their existence has to be secured.
P. 157, line 4: We have to steel our heart and make it hard.
P. 157, line 10: Greatest harshness can mean great-
P. 157, line 4: Whoever has pondered over this
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BB. New German frontier according to healthy principles, possibly a protectorate as a buffer.
CC. Military operations are not to be influenced by these reflections.
DD. Complete destruction of Poland is the military aim.
EE. Speed is the main thing.
FF. Pursuit until complete elimination.
GG. Conviction that the German Wehrmacht is up
HH. The start will be ordered later, probably on
P. 157, line 18: This is the military goal as a prerequisite of the narrower political goals of a subsequent drawing of the boundary lines.
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A. 1 1 I have called you together to give a
1 Purpose of speech to give the Fuehrer's opinion on the political situation, to present his ideas so as to strengthen confidence in his decision because his decision to act was irrevocable.
C. 1 6 It was clear to me that a conflict with Poland had to come sooner or later.
D. 1 7 I had already made this decision in Spring but I thought that I would first turn against the West in a few years, and only afterwards against the East.
E. 1 9 9
But the sequence cannot be fixed.
F. 1 9 One cannot close ones eyes even be
fore a threatening situation.
G. 1 10 I wanted to establish an acceptable relationship with Poland in order
to fight first against the West.
H. 1 12 But this plan, which was agreeable
I. 1 13 It became clear to me that Poland
15 Although this conflict with Poland was unwelcome and it was necessary.
1 4 As late as last Spring his intention still was to postpone the solution of the Polish question, to put it on ice, so to speak, in order to settle first the conflict in the West, unavoidable in his opinion.
1 7 However, a politician cannot commit himself as to the sequence of events. One must be elastic.
J. 1 15 Poland wants access to the sea. The
K. 1 16 And it became clear to me that in
L. 1 19
(1) First of all two personal con-
1 12 This is shown by the map.
1 15 It was necessary and the political situation was at present more favorable than perhaps in a few years' time for the following reasons.
1 18 (1) Personal reasons on our side.
1 19 (a) His own person as acid in the life of the German people.
1 (b) A similar case can be made for Mussolini.
N. 1 21 Essentially depends on me, my exist-
O. 1 25 But I can be eliminated at any time
19 His own person as acid in the life of the German people. He had unified the German people; has confidence and authority over the German people such as no successor could enjoy it greater.
1 22 Any day he could be the victim of an enemy or an insane or could die a natural death.